Saturday, August 1, 2009

What Do I Know of Holy?


I heard this song the other day and it really spoke to me. It's about putting together the head knowledge that you know God, with the heart knowledge of knowing God and having a relationship with him.

Words like "I tried to hear from Heaven, but I talked the whole time" hit home. I know God, but what do I know of holy?



Chatty Kelly

Friday, July 31, 2009

Naked and Not Ashamed

When my daughter Cici was three, she had to strip off all her clothes to go potty. I don't know why, but after chatting with a few other mommies I realized she was not alone in her idiosyncrasy so it didn't bother me too much. One afternoon she was in the bathroom, naked as a jaybird and just singing her heart out. "What are you doing?" I asked. "I'm singing to God!" she answered.

Naked and unashamed. She was praising the Lord in all his glory, while she was sitting on the throne (so to speak) in all her glory. Now, I've heard some people say they have there best prayer time in the shower, so I guess Cici's still not all alone, but I thought it was an interesting place (bathroom) and situation (naked) to praise God.

The truth is God doesn't care where or how we praise him, just so long as we do. So don't be a party-pooper. Be a Praising Pooper like Cici!

Genesis 2:25 -- The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame

Psalm 105:2 -- Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Revelation 19:5 -- Then a voice came from the throne, saying: "Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both small and great!"

To read my Examiner article, click the link here:
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday

So much to be thankful for this week!

1. My freelance writing job! If you haven't visited, check me out here. I'll be posting there Monday/Wednesday/Friday, so bookmark it! Subscribe! Visit often! And feel free to suggest ideas that you'd like me to write about!

2. My writers conference! I leave Wednesday! Woo! I'll be traveling with Sonya & Laurie, and meeting Kelli and Leslie while I'm there. A blog reunion! Anyone else headed to Philly?

3. Cecil Murphey! As you may remember my story was cut from his book "Christmas Miracles" earlier this year. I had a chance to email chat with him, and he is the most gracious and giving person! The Christian writing community is just awesome, and he is a stellar person.

4. My husband. He's on kid duty while I'm gone and I'm thankful that he taking time off from work, and of course funding my trip. Without his support I wouldn't be able to go. So thanks honey!

5. Jesus -- Baby, Man, Lived, Died, Rose, Rules. AMEN! I believe!

**They'll be no Thankful Thursday post from me next week, while I'm in Philly. But I'll be thankful for all I'm learning, doing, seeing, meeting & experiencing!! **

What are you thankful for this week?

Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey


Chatty Kelly

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My New Freelance Writing Position!

I got a new freelance writing position! To view my article, you can click here:
http://www.examiner.com/x-18479-Richmond-StayatHome-Moms-Examiner

And if you're so inclined, subscribe! I'll continue to write my devotionals here at Chatty Kelly. The freelance will be separate stay-at-home mom tips, info, money saving, time saving ideas.

I'm writing for Examiner.com which is an Internet information source, and locales each have their own "examiner." I am the Richmond Stay-at-Home Mom Examiner, and there are other Mom examiners in many other cities. Likewise, there are tons of different positions from Food/Drink, Religious, Family, etc.

If you're interested in applying for a freelance writing position yourself, I ask that you mention me as the referring examiner. (Kelly Combs - 18479)

Think outside the box when you apply. I was hoping for a Christian inspiration position, but since that was filled, I applied for & got the stay home mom position.

If you are hired you must submit to a criminal background check, and they pay you via paypal. The pay structure is based on page views, visitors and ad revenues. While you may not make much money, you will be adding to your resume & platform.

Check them out at http://www.examiner.com/about_examiner/ to learn more.


Chatty Kelly

Monday, July 27, 2009

Reasons to Skip Church

Do you ever think up reasons to skip church? Maybe you didn't sleep well last night. Perhaps you have to work on Sunday and it's too much trouble to make time for church. It's a hassle to get everyone ready and out the door. There are lots of reasons to skip church.

Sunday at church I looked over in the row across from mine as four Emergency Medical Technicians came in and sat down. I thought about those four men sitting there. I didn't know if they'd have many calls the night before, but since it was a Saturday night, chances were good that they'd been up a lot of the night.

They were obviously still on-call. It would have been easier to stay at the station and sleep-in, or at least relax. But they were up and out to worship the Lord. A hassle to get everyone out the door? They had to be in full gear, with the truck ready to go, in case they got a call during the service. They had much more to be ready for than any of us do on a given Sunday, yet they were there.

Those four men sat there as an example to all of us. They could have skipped church without any rebuke. Yet, they chose to make the effort to be there. Shouldn't we do the same?

Hebrews 10:25 -- Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Psalm 150:1 -- Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.

Exodus 20:8 -- Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.


Chatty Kelly